Oh my, it's been a while. I keep meaning to make a post, but then I keep realizing that I have nothing to talk about but school and work, and none of that is very interesting. But then, epiphany!
When I drive back and forth from Lubbock and Austin I pass by this one house on 153 and it is the scariest house there ever was. It's abandoned, dilapidated, and spooky as all get-out. It sits on an empty field in a patch of tall grass and weeds, looking like no one has touched it in about seventy years.
Everytime I drive by I wish I had pictures of it, but it's usually just about dusk when I drive by, and that is just too frightening for scaredy-cat me. But then! About a month ago I was driving home, already on 153, when I realized that it was still broad daylight. Time to get some pictures. For most of them I hovered around my pulled-over car, not wanting to brave the thigh-high grass in my flip-flops and corduroys. But as I peered anxiously through my viewfinder I realized that it had taken me this long to actually stop and take pictures, if I wanted close ups, now was the time to get them.
I got close enough to take this one. I was getting confident, thinking I might get some real close ups, maybe even peer in the windows or something.... but then I heard something moving in the grass. I don't think I've ever run that fast. I jumped back into my car and didn't look back until I was at least a mile away. I don't know what it was: a snake, a rodent, perhaps a GHOST. All I know is that it scared the bejesus out of me and I probably won't be pulling over there ever, ever again. But I am glad that I got the pictures I did. You can see a few more over at my Flickr.
This is what it looked like by the time I looked back:
PS- How cute is the halter bucket? I'm so excited to get it and start using it. That fabric is my absolute favorite of the moment. I love it so much that I might even let Elizabeth teach me how to knit socks, haha.